Old West Festival Is Back!

Oh what a summer it’s been! Vacations, birthday parties, relaxing by the pool, zoo trips, play dates…it’s been a busy and fun summer! And now that summer is coming to a close and school is back in full swing, life seems to be getting back to “normal”.  I have to admit, it’s kinda nice.  We plan little outings here and there, but for the most part we are back to a daily routine. Speaking of outings…The Old West Festival is coming back to town and we are pumped!



Cowboys, Gunslingers, Dancing Girls and More, Bring Wild West to Life

Drawing more than twenty thousand visitors each Fall, the permanent old west town is home to everything you would expect to see in a real western town if you stepped back in time. Attendees will enjoy historically accurate medicine and saloon shows, can-can dancers in the saloon, gunfights, jailbreaks, trick shooting, and more. Period interpreters will also be found walking the streets performing the rolls of cowboys, store owners, residents, and of course, outlaws.

I mean what family with little boys wouldn’t be excited about that!

Strap on your boots and mosey on out to a place where scenes out of a John Wayne western come alive as the Old West Festival returns, weekends from September 9th through October 15th, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.. Located at its permanent site (at 1449 Greenbush Cobb Rd between Mt. Orab and Williamsburg, Ohio just off St. Rt. 32., just 15 minutes from I-275, east of Cincinnati) the 10th annual Old West Festival promises to transport visitors back in time to an authentic Dodge City Wild West town circa 1878. For more information, visit www.oldwestfestival.com.

Rider Kiesner Old West Festival 4 Photo Credit Fred A Shaw

With music, gunslingers, rope shows, and so much more…there is sure to be something for everyone!

Back by popular demand, four times daily starting at high noon, the Big Irons Rangers return with their gunfight re-enactments and trick shooting. In between shows they, and other period interpreters, will be walking the grounds to meet visitors and pose for photos.


The Old West Festival is a grand time for the young’ins, too. At 10:15 a.m. daily, the kiddies can get sworn in as town deputies. They can also enjoy old-timey puppet and magic shows, storytelling and sing-a-longs. The youngsters can also participate in historic games, pan for gold, take a ride on the Double A Express train, take a pony ride, and even cross the frontier in a covered wagon.
Tickets to the Old West Festival can be purchased at www.oldwestfestival.com, children 5 and under admitted for free. Parking is free and the festival will be held, rain or shine. Discount tickets are available by visiting the Eastgate location of Jungle Jims.


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